The quadrupole moment of the carbon dioxide molecule

@article{Buckingham1963TheQM,
  title={The quadrupole moment of the carbon dioxide molecule},
  author={A. D. Buckingham and Raymond L. Disch},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1963},
  volume={273},
  pages={275 - 289}
}
  • A. Buckingham, R. Disch
  • Published 7 May 1963
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
A direct measurement of the magnitude and sign of the quadrupole moment of the carbon dioxide molecule has been made by determining the birefringence induced in gaseous C02 by an inhomogeneous electric field. The method of measurement and the experimental details are described. The observable is the product of the molecular quadrupole moment 0 and the difference between parallel and perpendicular components of the optical polarizability tensor. F o r CO2, this quantity was found to have the… 
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